In a repeat of his 2009 MTV outburst, Kanye West jumped onto the stage during Beck’s acceptance speech. He didn’t say anything at the time, merely waving and exiting. But later, he told reporters: “Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyoncé.”
The Texan belle may have lost out on one award, but she still took home three Grammys; a total she shared with Pharrell Williams.
Musical performances throughout the night varied in energy and style.
Unlikely duo Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga gave a New York-style romantic rendition of the jazz ballad ‘Cheek to Cheek’.
On the other end of the spectrum, Madonna’s performance of ‘Living for Love’ was an energetic spectacle. The 56-year-old popstar wore red and black lingerie, while her dancers sported bulls horns and rhinestone-covered faces.
As usual, the night was about more than just the music, with the red carpet providing a number of talking points. Rihanna covered up this year in a pink Giambattista Valli number, while notoriously secretive Australian singer Sia hid her face under a trademark blonde wig.